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Updated 21 March, 2019
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Pros
  • "Steep learning curve on both technical & soft skills, high exposure to senior leadership" (in 98 reviews)

  • "Great people, tremendous learning opportunity" (in 190 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is challenging" (in 529 reviews)

  • "Long hours and bad work life balance" (in 586 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (14)

    "Best experience ever"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are unmatched. Colleagues are smart, helpful, & supportive. The work is interesting.

    Cons

    Work life balance is a challenge

    McKinsey & Company Response

    7 Mar, 2019 – Recruiting Expert

    We're thrilled to hear you've had a great experience overall - thanks for sharing your perspectives.


  2. "Great training"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Sets you up for success later on in your career

    Cons

    Work life balance could be better

  3. "Business analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great travel experience
    Financially rewarding
    Interaction with top and C-suite executives
    The work that you do typically delivers substantial impact
    An opportunity to work in different industries, across different topics and with different people

    Cons

    Really difficult to maintain an out of work lifestyle because hours are demanding
    Can take a toll on your mental health
    It is difficult to build relationships because teams change all the time


  4. "An amazing place to develop"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Tons of opportunities to develop critical business management skills

    Cons

    High pressure environment, always on a treadmill: Not form everyone

    Advice to Management

    Keep on the good work, continue to care as much as you do


  5. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Very collaborative work environment with talented professionals
    - Competitive salary and benefits package
    - Opportunity to experience the impact of your work to the clients
    - Great location in downtown Toronto (Financial District)
    - Free snacks, coffee and Friday's lunch

    Cons

    Not the most updated in terms of new technology trends, although this have been slowly improving after the integration with McKinsey.


  6. "Great place to work and challenge yourself"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    PriceMetrix is an amazing organization to work for - it's like working in a close-knit, start-up environment with the backing of a larger organization (McKinsey). You work with a lot of very intelligent people and it forces you to challenge yourself to grow further. Pretty surprised with some of the negative reviews on here!! You absolutely have to be accountable for your work - you may be able to slide by and not do much work at other companies, but here you get hired with a purpose and it's apparent if there's a gap.

    Added bonus - we get catered lunches every Friday!!

    Cons

    Can be a heavy workload at times, especially closer to major releases but that's usually the case in any software organization.


  7. "Great atmosphere, bright people"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great Location in downtown Toronto
    - really nice new space, collaborative and fresh
    - free snacks, drinks and fruit
    - a small piece of the bigger McKinsey family that allows us to maintain a small firm feel with big firm support
    - great compensation structure at all levels
    - a commitment to employee growth with training (it was lacking before being acquired) and a review process that is largely based on your peer feedback

    Cons

    - great collaborative atmosphere, but the collaboration part has to increase
    - people who are in offices and people outside of them are really two classes
    - promotion and recognition is really tough

    Advice to Management

    in order to get a collaborative environment, you need to lead with it. u

  8. "Awesome, but still the real world"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Strong orientation around the development of the individual; about as respectful a work environment as can be hoped in the real world; many options for career track / roles; very good work conditions and environment (offices, perks, in-office amenities, social fabrics)

    Cons

    Can be extremely intense, especially in conventional consulting roles - be prepared to sacrifice other interests


  9. "Best professional experience I have had"

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    Current Employee - Senior Implementation Coach in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Senior Implementation Coach in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKinsey & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exceptional training and professional development with dedicated PD managers
    Immediate exposure and collaboration with C-suite for transformation impact
    Surrounded by amazing colleagues from across all industries and around the globe

    Cons

    Heavy travel schedule that impacts work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    It would be great to see more integration of project life and individual's hobbies or interests to increase project engagement


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible for support staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at McKinsey & Company full-time

    Pros

    Nothing is good there if you are support staff.

    Cons

    You will work like a slave. Your pay is minimal with very little chance of ever being promoted. It is extremely hierarchical. You get zero recognition.